Pandemic Relief Now at $415,000

Fund Delivers More Dollars
Posted on 06/22/2020
Image of United Way of Summit County LogoThe fourth round of pandemic relief funding from the Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund is aiding nine organizations.

So far, the fund has contributed $415,000.

The fund was created through a partnership of United Way of Summit County, Akron Public Schools, the city of Akron, Summit County, the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank, Summit County Public Health, and Job & Family Services.

Akron Public Schools will receive $125,000 to promote student and family engagement throughout the pandemic and to support the basic needs of the community through the Family Resource Centers operated by United Way of Summit County.

Barberton City Schools will receive $40,000 to ensure day-to-day operations provide a safe environment for students and staff when they return to school in August.

The Akron Area YMCA will receive $20,000 to support its child-care programs.

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank will receive $50,000 for food acquisition and distribution during the pandemic.

Downtown Akron Partnership will receive $100,000 to support recovery efforts.

The Well CDC, the Kenmore CDC, the East Akron Neighborhood Development Corporation and the Progressive Alliance CDC will receive $20,000 each to support recovery in the Middlebury, Kenmore, East Akron and West Akron neighborhoods, respectively.

To date, the fund has raised more than $1.7 million. Last month, the fund worked with the Cleveland Clinic to provide $150,000 for the creation of a COVID-19 testing site in downtown Akron, which is expected to open soon. In total, the fund has distributed more than $1.2 million in pandemic relief.

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